The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course draws on the field of organisational sociology for students to develop the managerial and administrative knowledge and values needed to effectively coordinate programs in government, private sector, non-government organisations (NGOs), and community organisations. The course also examines social behaviour in the workplace through the study of leadership styles, teamwork and group processes, work organisation and management practices.



  • Semester 1 - 2019


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the range of debates and theories relevant to the study of organisational management and social behaviour.

2. Critically appraise and discuss the relevant literature.

3. Communicate understanding of organisational theories and debates in written and oral forms.

4. Demonstrate understanding of leadership styles, teamwork and group processes in an organisational context.


Course content will be drawn from a selection of the following topics:

  • managerial theories and organisational structures;
  • strategic planning and performance management; negotiation, consultation, networking and ethical practice;
  • leadership styles and managing change;
  • organisational culture;
  • formal and informal power relations in organisations;
  • employee relations;
  • EEO, OHS and environmental policies;
  • developing and managing teams.

Assumed knowledge

40 units of study at 1000 level.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignments

In Term Test: Exam

Participation: Tutorial participation

Written Assignment: Organisation report

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term